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Farhan Akhtar and wife Adhuna announce separation after 15 years of marriage

Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar and wife Adhuna have decided to part ways after 15 years of marriage. The actor is said to have moved out of his Bandra house to sister Zoya Akhtar’s bungalow two blocks away. Though there were many theories behind the split, the Akhtars maintained that it is just ‘a matter of growing apart’ over the years.

On Wednesday, the couple issued an official statement which read, “This is to announce that we, Adhuna and Farhan, have mutually and amicably decided to separate. Our children remain our priority and it is immensely important to us, as responsible parents, that they be protected from unwarranted speculation and public glare. We sincerely request that we are given the privacy that is required at this time to move forward in a dignified manner.”

Farhan and Adhuna met during the making of his directorial debut ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ (2001). After a three-year courtship, the couple tied the knot in 2000. It also marked Adhuna’s debut in Bollywood as hairstylist. Also she was creatively involved with him in all his projects.